The Senate is seeking a pentagon budget $10 billion higher than was asked for.

How are we going to pay for it?

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readOct 19, 2021
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As virtually anyone who happens to follow the news will have heard by now, democratic lawmakers who control the House, the Senate, and the White house happen to be in negotiations not with Republicans, but amongst themselves and of course, their donors. Negotiations that happen to have been plagued with stories about Senators like Kyrsten Sinema jetting off to Europe for fundraising as opposed to taking any of it seriously. Throughout all of this it’s been difficult not to find it all frustrating when we consider just how little the American people really ask for. And yet here we are, with Senators like Joe Manchin with his yacht worrying about an “entitlement” society. All that being said, news recently broke that only further highlights the utter absurdity of it all.

Bloomberg reporter Roxanna Tyron tweeted:

“BREAKING: Senate defense appropriations bill is out giving the Pentagon more than $10 billion than requested, $725.8 billion”

$10 billion more than was asked for…

We ended a war.



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx